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To celebrate Vikings Live, we have replaced our Roman alphabet with the runic alphabet used by the Vikings, the Scandinavian ‘Younger Futhark’. The ‘Younger Futhark’ has only 16 letters, so we have used some of the runic letters more than once or combined two runes for one Roman letter.

For an excellent introduction to runes, we recommend Martin Findell’s book published by British Museum Press.

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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1880.348

  • Description

    Figure (female head). Made of sandstone.

  • Date

    • 7thC-8thC
  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 17.8 centimetres
  • Location

    G1/wp121

  • Conservation

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    Treatment date

    1 July 1996

    Treatment proposal

    Clean and retouch. D

    Treatment details

    NO TREATMENT FOUND DURING MAGUS CONVERSION.

    About these records 

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1880

  • Acquisition notes

    Found at Sankisa in 1865 according to a slip of paper glued to the back of the object.

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    1880.348

  • Additional IDs

    • 11996
    • IM

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